A8

A Summary of the New iPod Touch With A8 Chip

Yesterday, Apple introduced the next generation iPod Touch, which features an A8 processor. Today, James Dempsey has released a summary of Apple’s newly released iOS device. Developers have often turned to the iPod Touch as a relatively inexpensive testing device. The previous generation of the device was released nearly four years ago and sits at...

iPhone 6 A8 Processor Clocked at 2GHz [Rumour]

The Wall Street Journal’s sources said TSMC has started shipping the A8 chip to Apple, but remained silent of the tech specs of the processor. Fortunately, the Chinese media comes in with a cure: the most recent rumour claims the A8 chip will be dual-core and clocked at 2 GHz or more (via GforGames). By...

WSJ: TSMC Ships 20 nm Apple A-Series Chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has already started shipping the first batch of processors to Apple in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources familiar with the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal. This is bad news for Samsung, previously Apple’s exclusive chip provider, because it will see its Taiwanese competitor supplying the...

Samsung to Provide Apple’s A8 Chip, Rumour Claims

Samsung will start manufacturing Apple's A8 SoC, ZDNet Korea has heard today (via AppleInsider). This contradicts earlier reports claiming the iPhone maker has ditched its long-term partner in favour of TSMC, which has already started mass production of the chip. ZDNet Korea has spoken with a Samsung executive, who wished to remain anonymous, and found...

TSMC Starts Production of Apple’s A8 Chip

Apple's new chip supplier partner TSMC has already started producing the A8 SoC for the iPhone 6, reports Agence France Press, fueling further speculation about Apple and Samsung parting ways (via G4Games). Citing supply chain sources speaking with the Taipei-based Commercial Times, the AFP reports that TSMC started manufacturing the A8 chip last month. The...

Apple Not Working on LTE Modem, Qualcomm to Remain Sole Supplier

According to a report by Fudzilla, reliable industry sources have revealed that Apple is not developing its own LTE modem, amid rumours of its next generation A8 SoC to sport an integrated LTE modem (via GforGames). The source goes on to report that Intel, Nvidia and Samsung also do not have any SoC package yet that includes the...

TSMC to Be Sole A8 Chip Supplier [Rumour]

The Taiwanese site Technews reports that Apple's A8 SoC will be manufactured entirely by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), as Samsung is facing 20 nm provisioning delays and won't be able to meet Apple's demands (via G4Games). As Digitimes' sources pointed out in mid-2013, Apple's custom A8 SoC will be manufactured using the 20 nm process,...

Packaging Orders For Apple’s A8 Chip Shared by Three Companies [Digitimes]

Packaging orders of Apple’s next-generation A8 processor will be shared by semiconductor companies Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC, who will be responsible for delivering 40% of orders, while the remaining 20% will be covered by ASE (Advanced Semiconductor Engineering), reports Digitimes. Since Apple inked a deal with TSMC last year, it is strongly believed that...